I must really start this with a disclaimer. Anne’s Kitchen holds zero responsibility for you not fitting into your Christmas Party Dress if you end up eating them all. Sorry. I know they call out in the small hours with their enchanting songs but you really must just say no!!
Anyway, back to brownieville! And ohmigod good brownies these babies were the kings of brownieville! You know the perfect amount of fudginess to chocolatelyness and then the added hum of vanilla from the brownies and a cheeky shot of spiced rum!! 
Like a sweet dream!
To make these bad boys I took a much loved brownie cake recipe from the BBC Good Food site, and then pretty much adjusted everything! By adding banana, I reduced the amount of sugar and butter in them, a bit like when I make my banana flapjacks. They make a great substitute! I won’t pretend they are healthy but you can delude yourself briefly if you like!

Makes as many slices as you feel you need – between 8 and 16!

You will need a lined square cake pan – I used a silicon but lined with parchment paper to make easier removal from the pan

60g butter
150g golden caster sugar
50g light brown sugar
115g plain chocolate, broken up
2 eggs
2 tbsp spiced rum
1tbsp golden syrup
100g plain flour
20g cocoa powder
50g milk chocolate chunks
1/2 tsp baking powder
250g banana (one large or two small approx) mashed up
Pre-heat oven to 180o
1) Melt in a saucepan the butter, syrup and sugars. Stir in the cocoa and baking powder and remove from the heat. 

2) Meanwhile mix the flour, egg, rum, banana together. Fold into the melted chocolate mixture. Scatter over the chocolate chunks.

3) Turn into the lined pan, and bake for 35-45 minutes – my oven is quite slow but modern ovens are faster! A skewer should come out fairly clean, not as clean as cake mix but enough to show its just cooked!
4) Leave to cool in the pan for ten minutes then transfer on the liner to a cooling rack. Place in either your mouth or an airtight container when cool. 

Thanks to Fruitdrop who supplied me a lot of fruit including my banana! I might just have to make some more brownies….

By andrei